iPad Jailbreak

Mac Version of iOS 8 Jailbreak Coming Soon

The team of hackers behind the latest iOS 8 jailbreak have announced via Twitter that a Mac version should be available in a "couple of days". This is good news if you don't have a Windows computer and are still waiting to jailbreak your iOS device, especially since it was revealed that iOS 8.1.1 will kill the jailbreak when it is released. This means anyone who has been holding off on upgrading to iOS 8.1 should do it as soon as possible so they don't get stuck at 7.x.

Pangu Jailbreak

Cydia creator Saurik also announced today that the Pangu jailbreak is "stable enough" and enabled Cydia purchases so users can buy apps and tweaks. Saurik's announcement comes a few days after Team Pangu updated the Pangu jailbreak to version 1.2.0 to fix a few bugs.

iOS 8 Jailbreak Now Available! Is It Safe?

UPDATE: We have tested Pangu version 1.1. Click here for instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone running iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.

We are currently in the process of testing the new iOS 8 jailbreak tool released by Team Pangu. While this means we can't say with 100 percent certainty that the jailbreak is safe, Team Pangu is quickly becoming a trusted source for iOS jailbreaks.

Pangu iOS 8 Jailbreak

The Chinese team of hackers known as Team Pangu burst onto the scene in June when they released an iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak tool. Besides ruffling a few feathers in the jailbreak community for burning a few exploits on what some considered a useless jailbreak, the tool was confirmed safe by the well known hacker iH8sn0w. JailbreakMe creator Comex also praised Team Pangu for putting an end to an unhealthy monopoly on public jailbreaks.

Can I update my jailbroken iPad to iOS 7.1?

Not if you want to keep your iPad jailbroken.

Apple released iOS 7.1 on March 10, 2014. The firmware update patches all of the the evasi0n7 exploits. This means you will lose your jailbreak and Cydia tweaks / apps if you upgrade.

Once iOS 7.1 is installed you will not be able to return to iOS 7.0 and you will lose your jailbreak forever.

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PlayStation 4 DualShock Support Added to Controllers for All iOS Tweak

As promised, developer Ori Kadosh has added DualShock 4 support to the jailbreak tweak Controllers for All. This means iOS owners can now use a PlayStation 3 or 4 controller to play games on any device running iOS 7.

Controllers For All

In case you missed it the first time around, Controllers for All single-handedly made jailbreaking relevant again by giving iOS users an affordable alternative to the expensive third-party iOS controllers on the market. The tweak allows users to save money by adding PlayStation DualShock support to iOS 7 devices. Controllers for All originally only supported PS3 controllers, but Kadosh is slowly making it compatible with other consoles. Hoepfully the Xbox 360 and Xbox One are next in line.

New Tweak Adds PS3 Dual Shock Support to iOS Devices

A new jailbreak tweak released to Cydia is going to cause iOS accessory makers some major headaches. As you probably already know, Apple added a MFi controller support in iOS 7. This allows developers to create third-party game controllers for the iPhone and iPad. A lot of controllers / gamepads have already been announced and released, but most of them have been met with lukewarm reviews and they can be expensive. But now iOS users with a jailbroken device can use a PlayStation 3 Dual Shock to play any game that features MFi support.

Controllers for All

The tweak you'll need is called Controllers for All, and it can be found in Cydia’s ModMyi repo. Once installed you will also need a utility called SixPair and your Mac or PC to pair your PS3 controller to your device (You can download SixPair here). Pairing your iOS device to your controller is as easy as connecting both devices to your Mac or PC and clicking a button. The link above gives instructions for using SixPair with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. You will also have to open Control Center and disable your Bluetooth connection for the tweak to work.

SwipeSelection Pro Now Available on Cydia

The developer behind the popular iOS keyboard tweak SwipeSelection has launched SwipeSelection Pro. The pro version of the jailbreak tool has been rewritten for iOS 7 and adds a few new features users have been asking for.

SwipeSelection Pro

As you can see from the screenshot above, SwipeSelection Pro now allows you to select what area of the keyboard you want the tweak to work with. It also adds the ability to set the sensitivity, swipe speed and disable the tweak by using a three tap gesture on the shift key.

Evad3rs Release evasi0n7 1.0.3 and 1.0.4 to Fix iPad mini Bug and Patch Security Issues

The team of developers who created evasi0n7 have released two new versions of their iOS 7 jailbreak to fix aother boot loop bug and add an important security update. Evasi0n7 v.1.0.3 was released to fix the cellular reboot problem plaguing Retina iPad mini owners. Evasi0n7 v.1.0.2 previously fixed a similar issue with the iPad, but the bug seems to still be affecting second-generation iPad mini devices.

evasi0n7 1.0.4

Evasi0n7 v.1.0.4 was released via a Cydia update entitled "evasi0n7.x Untether." It fixes the "two security issues that were reported by the community," according to the release notes. You can find version 1.0.4 in the Changes section in Cydia after your refresh it, or on the official evasi0n website.

How to Delete a Cydia App From Your Home Screen

Removing a Cydia app from your Home screen is a lot harder than deleting a normal iOS app. Instead of holding a jailbreak app until it wiggles to delete it, users must navigate to the Manage section of Cydia to uninstall the package themselves. Luckily Ryan Burke has updated developer Dustin Howett's original iOS 4 tweak CyDelete to work with iOS 7 devices.

CyDelete7

CyDelete7 allows jailbreakers to uninstall Cydia applications directly from their Home screen just like regular App Store apps. The new tweak works with all jailbroken Apple devices running iOS 7 or later.

CyDelete7 is available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repo.

Evasi0n 7 1.0.2 Released to Fix iPad 2 Bug

The evad3rs have released evasi0n 7 v.1.0.2 to fix a bug that was affecting iPad 2 models. The problem caused second-generation iPads to get stuck in a reboot loop when users tried to install the new jailbreak. Complaints about the reboot issue first appeared on JailbreakQA and Twitter. iPad 2 users can now download evasi0n 7 beta 1.0.2 via evasi0n.com.

Evasi0n 7 1.0.2

In other jailbreak news, Jay Freeman announced this morning that the Cydia Substrate has been updated to support iOS 7 devices with Apple's A7 chip like the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and second-generation iPad mini. This will allow anyone with a jailbroken device running iOS 7 to install future jailbreak tweaks that support Apple's latest firmware. You can find the Substrate update in the Changes section of Cydia.

Cydia Substrate Updated to Support iOS 7 and ARM64

Cydia app store creator Jay Freeman (@saurik) announced today that "Substrate version 0.95000 is now compatible with both iOS 7 and the ARM64 CPU used in the iPhone 5s." This means all the recently released iOS 7 tweaks and future Cydia releases will now work with the iPad mini with Retina display and the iPad Air.

Cydia Substrate

The update comes after the evad3rs released evasi0n 7 for iOS 7 devices. Up until now most jailbreak tweaks did not work with Apple devices equipped with an A7 chip, but now that has all changed.

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